By Grace Anne McKenna
Today began with an introduction to broadcast journalism. Since the broadcast room is relatively small, my team along with a few others went in the later session. This alotted us time to work on our Ducks article and pictures. Then, we went into the studio. One of the most important things that I learned today is that everyone has a role in the newsroom. We each had turns at a role: Teleprompter controller, videographer, anchor at the desk, reporter in the field, control room, set director and weatherman. It looks a lot easier on TV! Afterwards, we broke for lunch and later regrouped in our teams to embark on our on-campus stories. My team was assigned a story on the regrading of the geometry regents. A member of my team is friends with the student who recognized and notified the state about a mistake on the test. Ben is a rising junior who took the geometry regents in 7th grade and is now enrolled in college level classes. He is also a math tutor and a tennis player. We were able to interview and photograph him. We joined him at his tennis lesson on the other side of campus. We shot some b-roll (never enough!) and I had the opportunity to photograph him, as it was my job for this story. Afterwards, we interviewed him and even got a chance to see him complete the problem and explained how the state made a mistake. We broke for lunch and returned to the newsroom to learn how to edit video with Final Cut Pro. My team will continue to work on organizing and editing our work tomorrow. I look forward to another busy yet fun filled day.